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Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
sounding off and criticizing washington for the handling of the nsa leak case. he says the former analyst will remain in russia for the foreseeable future. isright now, edward snowden beyond alarm -- the long armf the law, but his father suggests he could come home to face trial. the nsa leaker is not headed back to the united states because he will not get a fair trial. my son tother i will come home if i believe in the justice system that we should be afforded will be applied correctly. >> and tell that he says he will visit his son in russia. homeolitical furor here at shows no sign of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard president obama said he had already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office for a generation that believe he is a jason bourne and there has got to be some transportation. he has failed to explain these programs which are lawful which has saved lives which of stopped terrorists. >> washington wants edwards noted brought back home
NBC
Aug 12, 2013 4:30am EDT
nsa programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which save lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are are not fearful that we the government are violating their privacy. the worm director of the nsa added oversight to hurt a key part of the program moving quickly to protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. the >> reporter: the leak seemed to push russian relations to a post cold war low. president obama has now canceled the meeting with russian president vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states' russia relationships in any priority. and treating them in a realistic fashion. that's the way to treat mr. putin, not just canceling a meeting. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son who he is prepared to visit him in russia after recently securing the papers he needs to travel. smanl lifts argue that the president shouldn't be tougher with r
NBC
Aug 9, 2013 6:30pm EDT
of reforms for the controversial nsa surveillance programs. trying to mitigate the damage done to him politically by nsa leaker, edward snowden, the president announced new steps to try to restore public confidence in the controversial nsa surveillance program. the president refused, though, to give any credit today to snowden. >> is your mindset changed about him. is he now more whistleblower than he is a hacker? is he a patriot? >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot, as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations. before mr. snowden made these leaks. i actually think we would have gotten to the same place. and we would have done so without putting at risk our national security. >> among the reforms -- work with congress to change how the nsa collects massive amounts of phone records, mandate more transparency by the secret court that regularly approves the surveillance. and create a task force of private citizens to review the programs. >> all of these steps are designed to insure that the american people can trust that our ef
NBC
Aug 10, 2013 6:30pm EDT
national security adviser susan rice, but the process of reforming the nsa will have to wait until congress is back in session in september. kate? >> nbc's kristen welker tonight. for more on the nsa fallout, david gregory host of "meet the press" is here. david, we just heard americans in kristen's piece, some of whom had a tough time with the idea of government surveillance. does the president van uphill battle here? >> he does to some extent. politically in washington you look at some of the opposition harassment, and he fwhooswhere to the seen today. nbc's luke russert reports. >> reporter: i will be entering a behavior counseling clinic to overgo two weeks of intensive therapy to begin the process of addressing my behavior. >> reporter: the san diego mayor will continue his treatment for sexual harassment as demands for his resignation intensified. latest from brash boeshgs, bob, you have already hurt so many people. you should step down immediately. allegations first surfaced when his communications director wept public last monchts i was placed in the filner headlock and mov
NBC
Aug 12, 2013 3:30am EDT
phone carriers. we never really imagined that all this data would be warehoused under the nsa. and i think that's what's giving the american people a lot of pause right now. and i think that's what needs to be explained to the american people. and congress will be reviewing this issue in section 215 of the patriot act to see if this is expanded beyond the original intent of the law. >> what actually changes, bart? do you think there's much room here to fundamentally change these programs? because all the nsa says is, look, maybe we could change who controls this meta data, which is in this virtual vault, and who has accessto it and how it's kept, which may be not enough for those who think there's a problem. >> well, congress may decide not to allow the nsa or via the fbi to collect every single call record of every single american for this purpose. that's not what the president's argument sounded like in his news conference. he sounded like he wanted to, as you say, just put a little more oversight on it internally, within the executive branch, and to sort of be slightly more transp
NBC
Aug 12, 2013 6:00am EDT
. >> president obama unveiled new changes to the nsa surveillance program. some big probe -- changes could be on the way. nikole killion is live with the latest. >> good morning. eric holder is expected to outline some new changes today. the plan includes scaling back harsh sentences for drug-related crimes. 40%ral prisons are about overcapacity right now. almost half of the inmate population is serving for a drug -related crime. new esident obama unveiled rules for the nsa. >> the president and congress are on vacation right now. when they come back, they are likely to face another showdown over the controversial surveillance program. the present announce new proposals to revamp the secrets of relevance -- surveillance program. his criticism of edward snowden >> i do not think he is a patriot. >> in terms of him characterizing my son as a patriot.what i was say is that my son has spoken the truth. >> they say they have secured the proper travel documents to we still have a word for somebody who stole our secrets and got the job to steal our secrets. then he moved those secrets to a
NBC
Aug 10, 2013 7:00am EDT
with congress to reform the nsa program that collects telephone data mandating more transparency by the court. creating a team of private citizens including activists to review the program. chuck todd asked president obama if snowden is a leaker or a patriot. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i don't think he was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made the leaks. >> reporter: now president obama also, for the first time, addressed his decision not to meet with russia's president, vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g-20 summit. a number of factors went into that decision, including edward snowden. he down played tension between him and his russian counter parts. >> i know the press likes to focus on body language. he's got that slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom, but the truth is when we are in conversations together, oftentimes it's very productive. >> reporter: now, reaction to the president's new transparency measures came in swiftly before he fini
NBC
Aug 11, 2013 8:00am EDT
didn't count on including the leaking of this nsa program, the series of programs that he has to defend and try to reform. you mentioned gun control and other issues. i also think he has some of these problems with republicans particularly in the house over an issue like immigration. this is a legacy item, a big campaign item and it does not appear to be heading in the direction the president would want let alone the fact you referred to the budget and continuing to fund the government. that comes up in september. we could see a repeat of fights we've seen over the last couple of years. >> predent obama practically dared republicans to shut down the government. is the president, is he gearing up for a showdown with congress when it returns in september? >> i think he is. i think there's a different strategy, too. i think you're seeing it from the president who is out there traveling around saying that they want -- republicans want to cut programs that are necessary for people, that the sequester is an undue burden, part of a scheme of cutting spending in washington. so i think he wants
NBC
Aug 11, 2013 11:00pm EDT
week. the father of edward snowden is criticizing washington for the handling of the nsa leak case. he says a former analyst will remain for the foreseeable future. >> the father of edward snowden says the nsa leaker is not heading back to the united get a because he will not fair trial. he says he will visit his son in russia. hasden's temporary asylum chilled russia-u.s. relations, and the political furor at home shows no sign of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation -- martha's vineyard, president obama says he will be moving the nsa to more accountability. >> i do not think mr. snowden was a patriot. oath oftrayed his office. there is a young generation that believes he is decent born. ne.re has -- is jason bour >> we have to expand these programs that are lawful and have saved lives. >> washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. >> wildfires force scores of people in southern idaho. two lightnings barked fires scorching nearly 80,000 acres combined. authorities called for the mandatory evacuation of about 200 people as windy weather helps them grow.
NBC
Aug 13, 2013 5:00am EDT
monitoring -- nsa monitoring. john kerry's preemptive editorial attempted to ease tensions about u.s. spy tactics. >> we have been open and honest and we are going to keep sharing as much as we can. defended surveillance techniques as legal and downplayed talk about divisions between the u.s. and its closest allies in the region. >> it goes beyond a top line. it is rooted in law. >> i want to make clear that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> president obama began his vacation and the white house released this memo to examine how information is collected and how to restore public trust in the program. >> it is not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs. the american people need to have confidence in them as well. >> a review group will share their findings and a full report is due out by the end of the year. another key topic will be on the agenda tomorrow. >> john kerry says the recent controversy over israeli settlements should not throw talks off track. israel approved about 1000 new settlements that the u.s. believe are illegitimate. >>
NBC
Aug 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
line. >> the conversation we're having about the role of the nsa it's the right balance between our safety and personal liberty. >> and to change the constitution, you cannot do that. >> the mayor will appeal this decision. does he have grounds to appeal? >> he does have grounds to appeal however the policy that the court struck down was simply the manner in which we're doing it in new york. >> it's an uphill battle. >> let me move on. two people in the news making headlines for a spat they're having. the president of the united states and kris jenner of the kardashian family. the president was asked as if a boy or child he ever wanted things he couldn't afford or his family couldn't afford. he said i never felt i was deprived. were there things all of us might have liked to have? sure but partly think i tluz i was a shift in culture. we weren't exposed in the same way kids are these days. there was not the window into the life styles of rich and famous. kids weren't monitoring every day what kim kardashian was wearing or where kanye west was going on vacation and thinking that some
NBC
Aug 11, 2013 9:00am EDT
obama orders changes to u.s. surveillance programs and faces tough questions about the nsa leaker. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> the debate over the future of u.s. spying programs. mike mccaul, the head of the house homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington
NBC
Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm EDT
been building for two months. it was russia's refusal to extradite nsa leaker edward snowden even after appeals including a personal phone call from president obama to putin that was the last straw. the president showed frustration last night on "the tonight show". >> there have been times when they slip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that's the past. >> reporter: mr. obama will still attend the g-20 economic summit taking place in st. petersburg, russia. he's snubbing putin in moscow. >> the relationship with russia doesn't have to get worse. it has to get better. we may be at a low point now. it's the time to find ways to make it better. >> reporter: to say the two have no personal chemistry is an understatement. from the first time they met outside moscow after mr. obama took office to their june meeting in northern ireland when putin awkwardly rebuffed the president's attempt to lighten the mood. >> the president wants to relax me with his statement. >> reporter: the leaders couldn't be more
NBC
Aug 12, 2013 2:30am EDT
orders changes to u.s. surveillance programs and faces tough questions about the nsa leaker. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> the debate over the future of u.s. spying programs. mike mccaul, the head of the house homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington post's
NBC
Aug 11, 2013 6:30pm EDT
played out on the talk shows. the say he's too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated the russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on boat language, he's got the slouch in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think it very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who splad mir putin is. >> and a new -- >> finally came out last friday trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for bringing us there and talking about how do we educate the public that we need this program. >> all this as snowden's father says he now has the papers to visit his son in russia who he continues to defend. >> what i would say is that my son has spoken the truth. >> reporter: now he also said today that he plans to take an attorney to russia with him to help his son fight t
NBC
Aug 8, 2013 6:00am EDT
and rushesil war civil rights crackdown. and russia granted temporary asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. u.s. secretaries of state and defense will be meeting with their counterparts tomorrow. >> how are lawmakers in the u.s. reacting/ ? >> they seem to be backing the president's decision on both sides of the aisle. the president's decision makes it clear that russia's decision to grant asylum to snowden was acceptable. chuck schumer claims that putin has been acting like a schoolyard bully and does not deserve the summit. other lawmakers have been calling for a protest of the upcoming olympics next year. we will see if more action is taken. >> thank you so much, nikole killion, reporting live in washington. like it wasly feels a few sundays away when the ravens took new orleans by storm. tonight the long and challenging road back to the top begins for the ravens. the super bowl champs will take on the buccaneers tonight at 7 :30. you can see our live pregame show beginning at 7:00 with gerry sandusky and pete gilbert. keith mills will have a preview of the game coming up this m
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